The valuation of construction projects that began last month was slightly lower than that of April 2018.
The city of Parsons issued eight building permits in April with a total valuation of $90,155.59. The city reported construction projects worth $107,481.29 in April 2018.
Despite the slower April, the year-to-date valuation still outpaced that of last year’s. After April, the total reached $828,463.59, compared to just $176,128 for the first four months of 2018.
Last month saw a couple of commercial projects, including the renovation of 1805 Broadway Ave. The Davis & Sterling Group, owned by Brad and Jessica Rush, had $4,000 worth of remodeling done in the small storefront space on the side of the building that also contains upstairs office space, The Mustard Seed and A.I.M. Dance Studio.
Angel Robinson moved her hair salon, Creative Cuts, from another location in the Rush building, 115 S. 18th, to around the corner into the Broadway location. Robinson said the space has been completely remodeled. A wall was taken down, and a new closet was added along with some drywall, flooring, new bathroom fixtures and sinks, chairs and cabinets for hair styling.
The other commercial project was a view sign and light for Calaccino Coffee Co., which owns the Scooter’s Coffee being built at 1506 Main. That project was worth $22,000.
Other projects were:
— David Froebe, 3105 Dirr, storage shed, $4,000.
— Derek Clevenger, 1215 Elliott, installation of a 44-foot by 26-foot modular home, $35,000.
— Mike and Sherrie Blackburn, siding and windows, $2,500.
— City of Parsons-Police Department, 1831 Washington, office space remodeling, $8,000.
— Joe Landers, 208 N. 28th, roof replacement, $3,000.
— Darrell Cave, 3030 Corning, roof replacement, $11,655.59.